This is the first proof that Audi is actually working on a Mercedes CLS-fighter. The Audi’s four-door coupe will be called A7 and will debut in 2010.
The car will be a four seater, and will ride on a modified version of the next-generation A6 platform. Overall length is expected to be near 193 inches.
The A7 will actually surpass the A8 in terms of price.
There will also be a S7 and a RS7 version. The A7 will get a choice of V8 engine, but a hybrid version is also a possibility: it will combine a V6 diesel or gasoline engines and lithium-ion batteries from Sanyo.
Official debut is expected for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.